Marco Rubio Is Not The Vice Presidential Nominee; Romney Picks Paul Ryan

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From the first moment Marco Rubio toppled Charlie Crist in a senate primary in 2010, pundits have declared him a golden boy destined for a run at the White House. Rubio's spent the last two years positioning himself for a national campaign, and a couple days ago Republican voters picked Rubio as their favorite veep candidate.

Mitt Romeny had different ideas. At 7 a.m. this morning, Romney announced via a phone app that he'd picked Rep. Paul Ryan from Wisconsin as his running mate.

Romney called Ryan a "man for the moment," citing his stark budget -- which calls for huge reductions in federal spending -- as a vision for America's future.

"Mitt Romney is a leader with the skills, the background and the character that our country needs at a crucial time in its history," Ryan said after the announcement. "Following four years of failed leadership, the hopes of our country, which have inspired the world, are growing dim; and they need someone to revive them."

Rubio was gracious about the pick reportedly tweeting, "@MittRomney has made a great choice picking @RepPaulRyan for #VP."

As we wrote yesterday, Rubio can take solace in the fact that he's just the latest in a long line of prominent Florida politicos touted for a VP slot to get passed over.

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23 comments
prsmith
prsmith

What the hell don't you people understand about the fact that Rubio is NOT a natural born citizen?  That he is not eligible to run as Veep or as POTUS now or in the future?

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

this side of Bob Menendez, we'll NEVER SEE a Cuban American president or vice-president, especially from Miami...

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

Cathy, he's a Senator and that's where he'll stay for life until retirement. If he ever runs for anything, after the Senate, it'll be as a County commisioner or perhaps-PERHAPS Governor.

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

  Ryan wants to raises taxes on the middle class, cut them for millionaires.

Ryan’s budget would result in 4.1 million lost jobs in 2 years.

 

Ryan has ownership stakes in companies that benefit from oil supports $40 billion in subsides for big oil.

 

Ryan accused generals of lying about their support for Obama’s military budget.

 

Ryan wants to eliminate Pell Grants for more more than 1 million students.

 

Ryan embraces the extreme philosophy of Ayn Rand Ryan co-sponsored a “personhood” amendment, an extreme anti-abortion measure .

 

Ryan believes that Romneycare is “not that dissimilar to Obamacare.

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

This is good news. Rubio was and is more concerned with the Cuban agenda

then he is about our American agenda. He can always run for Vice

President in Cuba, which is where he and his family belongs.

Cathy Glover
Cathy Glover

Actually that's bad news... It frees him up to run as president

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

Rubio wouldn't take the heat from the NYC based media... At all!! That's why he stayed at bay.

George Dauphin
George Dauphin

Why would Romney choose Rubio. Romney hates Latinos-- he said Mexicans are inferior.

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

 @prsmith to marco rubio that right romney made the right choice on not chosing you.

HarryTheHandyman
HarryTheHandyman

 @prsmith If you want to go full retard and play the stupid birther game, then neither is Obama.

petersellersisdead
petersellersisdead

 @drakemallard nice try, neo-con Bush worshiper... go back to Faux news where you belong, nobody believes you are a true Obama supporter.  We are tired of you fake trolls trying to make us sound as dumb as you all are.

petersellersisdead
petersellersisdead

 @drakemallard nice try, neo-con Bush worshiper... go back to Faux news where you belong, nobody believes you are a true Obama supporter.  We are tired of you fake trolls trying to make us sound as dumb as you all are.  Racist.  La Rouchie

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

Are you off your fuking meds or something?

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